There was panic at Alaiyiama, Obollo community, in the Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, following the beheading of a 68-year-old woman, Mrs Augustina Inebere.
The police also arrested the Pastor-in-Charge of Arm of the Lord Church, Goddy Onyeho, for allegedly giving a suspicious prophecy.
The cousin of the deceased woman, Anthony Njoku, disclosed that her corpse was found 17 days after she went missing.
Njoku said the sexagenarian was found along a bush path at Mbara Alaenyi, adding that she was beheaded and her bowel emptied.
He said, “Mrs. Augustina Inebere’s headless body was discovered on February 19 after a two-week search.”
The immediate elder brother of the deceased, Alexander Obiagu, said that four persons, including Pastor Onyeho, were arrested in connection with the murder.
The septuagenarian said that the pastor had prophesied that the corpse of his sister would be found at a particular point.
He added that the body was eventually found at the place mentioned by the cleric.
The state police spokesperson, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the incident and gave assurances that investigation was ongoing.
He mentioned that the pastor was arrested because the pastor prophesied to the family that they would find the woman at a particular point, whether dead or alive.
“It was at that point that the lifeless body of the woman was found, beheaded and with an emptied bowel.” he said.